28 November 2011

Food Photography #1: Creating texture & depth

Hello all, my name is Lee and I am honored to guest-post tips on food photography for Renaissance Culinaire. We are going to try to make this a monthly feature, so send us feedback with questions or suggestions on what we should photograph next!

Avo-Tuna Cerviche ©2011 Spinwave Photo

Today's post focuses on the attention-sucking feature I like to call "black holes". While shadows are important to creating the illusion of depth, black spots with little-to-no detail will quickly suck a viewer's eye into its vortex of darkness (thus the nickname black hole). Here's how to identify and correct them:

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In addition to the black holes, the light flattened the texture of the tuna and avocado chunks. So we added a foam-core reflector close-in, camera-right:

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That filled in the large black hole in the center of the food, so you can see the green of the avocado and a bit of its texture. But I felt that we could get a little more texture in the food with another reflector positioned at the front of the lens and angled downward. The reflector was actually closer than illustrated below--it was actually resting on the lens hood. The result:

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The second reflector added some specular highlights (a.k.a. "shiny spots" or "shine"), which is the other component of creating the illusion of depth. The effect is less dramatic in the photo as the light was dissipating even faster now as we approached 5pm in the city. The waning light also left one black hole that we could not fill in without resorting to flash (a future post topic).


The Tools: 1. foam-core reflectors (available at Michael's craft stores in various sizes for around $5); 2. Canon 5D MkII used for the food photos, (but any camera with a Manual mode works great); 3. Canon G12 for set-up shots; final settings for food shots are f/2.8 @ 40, ISO 2000.


Special Thanks to: Heather of Heather Bayles Photography for assisting; Shigezo Portland for allowing us to photograph in their restaurant and for the wonderful Avo-Tuna Ceviche (Tuna, avocado, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, soy sauce & wasabi dressing).

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9:39 AM, November 29, 2011 Reply  

Lee, have you ever worked with Nikon? What do you think about Nikon cameras?

1:51 PM, November 29, 2011 Reply  

Nice Collection of Pictures and Information about Food Photography. Really Useful for all Internet users. Thanks

1:52 PM, November 29, 2011 Reply  

Nice post...........

10:20 PM, November 29, 2011 Reply  

Aw, this was a really nice post. In idea I would like to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and actual effort to make a very good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and by no means seem to get something done.

10:42 PM, November 29, 2011 Reply  

very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

12:32 AM, November 30, 2011 Reply  

Nice post.Amazing post. :)

4:12 AM, November 30, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for sharing your tips! I also like to take pictures of my cupcakes, and sometimes have problems with shadows.
I do not like to use flash, so the reflector technique that you commented could help me...I will try your idea!

regards

7:16 AM, November 30, 2011 Reply  

I am really glad to see this post. Thanks for share.

9:34 AM, November 30, 2011 Reply  

Colorful pictures and useful information provided in this blog. The way you presented this blog is very impressive.

2:27 AM, December 01, 2011 Reply  

Art of photography is very exclusive and need great passion and love from the photographer! I like this post and wish you more such articles!

BC
11:14 AM, December 01, 2011 Reply  

I think this is so great and looking to be so sweet thanks for posting this yummy and delicious post.

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11:15 AM, December 01, 2011 Reply  

Awesome food photography.O wow such a great post.It is really awesome and very very useful and helpful for his followers.Really nice.Many many thanks for sharing i am waiting for your more posts.Keep it up dude.

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Awesome post.Its contains such a great stuff and on all my specifications.I also searching about this now a days.Thanks for sharing.Keep it up.Its really informative for the followers.You doing good work.

9:17 PM, December 02, 2011 Reply  

I don't know about the taste, but the presentation is really mouth watering.. Thanks for this post

4:02 AM, December 03, 2011 Reply  

Awesome collection of pictures of food and great and much helpful information shared about food photography.Thanks for sharing.

H B
9:37 PM, December 03, 2011 Reply  

Yummy photographs! Lee you have incredible job, i am delight with this.

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9:16 PM, December 04, 2011 Reply  

Great post man and thanks for sharing great and so yummy and delicious post. I really like him, Amber. keep it up.

1:17 AM, December 05, 2011 Reply  

wah thanks great this post

10:52 AM, December 06, 2011 Reply  

This was a great article! You make the food look so great! I ching

2:47 AM, December 07, 2011 Reply  

Great post man ! It's really nice and awesome.Thanks for new shearing...

10:11 AM, December 07, 2011 Reply  

it is actually awesome and very very helpful and cooperative for his followers.Really nice.Many numerous thanks for distributing i am waiting for your more posts.Keep it up dude.

11:36 PM, December 07, 2011 Reply  

I try to grow what we can and although we are omnivores we do not need to eat meat everyday. i also stick to unprocessed whole foods, buying in bulk helps me to save there. By the way nice post!!

1:35 PM, December 08, 2011 Reply  

The article is a masterpiece , adorned with variety of eye catching pictures, interesting and valued information.Lee you have done a marvelous job by gathering information and writing it here, enriching our knowledge.

2:32 PM, December 08, 2011 Reply  

Great post man and thanks for sharing great and so yummy and delicious post. I really like. Thanks for sharing.

H.S
2:34 PM, December 08, 2011 Reply  

Yummy photographs! Lee you have incredible job, i am delight with this.

10:31 PM, December 08, 2011 Reply  

Really it was a nice post....

11:42 PM, December 08, 2011 Reply  

The most difficult thing in food photography is the black holes that make the objects look dark unnecessarily.

11:44 PM, December 08, 2011 Reply  

I think I should change my camera. I like taking macro photos like this. Ok, I've made my decision.

12:37 AM, December 09, 2011 Reply  

realy realy yummmyyyyyyyyy....
i like this...

1:03 AM, December 09, 2011 Reply  

Awesome post.
A very delicious photographs thanks for sharing this post.

8:10 AM, December 09, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for sharing. Wow, these collection of photos is cool and very useful for me right now.

12:29 AM, December 12, 2011 Reply  

Thanks for shearing . Nice collection...Keep it up.

7:33 AM, December 12, 2011 Reply  

Thank you Lee, will definitely open up this post while cooking for my friends :)

3:21 PM, December 12, 2011 Reply  

Hi,

Which images we can use for our sites? I like to use some actually.

Tnx

3:32 AM, December 13, 2011 Reply  

@ComeOn bonus Thanks CB. I hope to see more articles from Lee in the future. Cheers!

11:47 PM, December 13, 2011 Reply  

This is a nice photo. I would suggest that you could take a picture of a herbs salad. Since it has different vegetables and fruits, it can show different colors. That would showcase a very attractive and mouthwatering salad. Thanks for giving a tip, I could use it for Christmas, with the food prepared on the table.

7:45 AM, December 14, 2011 Reply  

Wow, awesome pictures! Great job

8:26 PM, December 14, 2011 Reply  

For me canon is easier to use than nikon. I really had a hard time with nikon. You just have to focus in one brand so you can maximize it or if ever you want to upgrade your camera it is easier for you to use the function because your familiar with the brand. By the way, nice shots.

12:26 AM, December 15, 2011 Reply  

Thank you for your thoughtful present of having written this article. The message seems to be given to me specifically.

12:08 AM, December 16, 2011 Reply  

Nikon is best known ever..but I had a good experience with cannon to

11:40 PM, December 16, 2011 Reply  

How nice collection. lee, It's very nice.

12:03 AM, December 17, 2011 Reply  

Nice post.I really like it and also like the way you describe this post.Its really informative for the users of this site and also for me because i am also searching these types of topics and sites now a days.so it really helps me to get a lot of information from this post.Thanks for sharing this great post.I am waiting for your more post related to this and any other informative topic.Keep it up and best of luck.

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11:27 PM, December 17, 2011 Reply  

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10:43 PM, December 18, 2011 Reply  

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Looks like this Nikon is cool. The quality of pix is awesome. Thanx for these photos and for the article itsellf =)

1:11 AM, December 20, 2011 Reply  

I think it is an valuable and informative post from my point of view because there are so many ideas through which I can take help. Thank you so much for this post.

1:20 AM, December 20, 2011 Reply  

Hi, thanks for posting this its really useful for me. I have an interest in photography but always find my photos of food look flat and uninteresting. I never though about using reflectors. Will be giving it a go!

3:23 AM, December 20, 2011 Reply  

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3:39 AM, December 20, 2011 Reply  

still learning for food photography...just confuse which is the best using fix lenses or not..and i am using canon can you advise lenses type are the best for food photography

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11:11 PM, December 20, 2011 Reply  

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1:23 AM, December 22, 2011 Reply  

Wow,

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2:45 AM, December 22, 2011 Reply  

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3:20 AM, December 22, 2011 Reply  

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9:26 AM, December 22, 2011 Reply  

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11:22 AM, December 22, 2011 Reply  

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2:44 AM, December 27, 2011 Reply  

Nice post .Good collection of pics shared.Thanks for sharing.

I have an interest in photography but always find my photos of food look flat and uninteresting. I never though about using reflectors. Will be giving it a go!

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8:15 PM, December 28, 2011 Reply  

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8:36 PM, December 28, 2011 Reply  

I used to do a lot of photography and have only gotten back into it since becoming a dog walker. Learning new techniques that I can use to photographing or videoing my dogs is very useful indeed, thank you!

12:29 PM, December 29, 2011 Reply  

Wow. I love this article. I've been learning a lot from food photography.

10:06 PM, December 29, 2011 Reply  

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1:55 AM, December 30, 2011 Reply  

Your pic are really beautiful. I'm just beginning taking photos but it's rather difficult to adjust the pic as I wish. I'm wondering how long does it take to be a professional photographer.

3:11 AM, December 30, 2011 Reply  

Nice first guest-post Lee ;)
The black-hole thing wouldn't come up my mind, but it distracts you a lot.

1:28 AM, December 31, 2011 Reply  

Great post! Thank you so much for sharing with us

5:50 AM, December 31, 2011 Reply  

A very useful post for me, I love to cook. Love your pic very much.

2:58 AM, January 02, 2012 Reply  

very nice, thanks

6:39 AM, January 02, 2012 Reply  

Really great photography. Perfectly captured. Great job.

10:05 PM, January 02, 2012 Reply  

Hi Lee!
I believe it is quite difficult to get a photograph of food. However, upon reading all the tips you have given, you truly made the process of creating texture and depth sound simpler. it is very helpful and I will be using the tips in creating my own food photos. Thank you!

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1:09 AM, January 03, 2012 Reply  

I use Only sony camera, it futures and clarity is the best.

1:51 AM, January 03, 2012 Reply  

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3:29 AM, January 03, 2012 Reply  

very nice photography ,its too cool.

10:13 PM, January 03, 2012 Reply  

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11:06 PM, January 03, 2012 Reply  

Wow,

Such a cool collection of food snaps. I must want to appreciate your work. You really done a great job. Keep it up.

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4:55 AM, January 04, 2012 Reply  

Now I'm hungry

8:16 AM, January 04, 2012 Reply  

I love the idea of a black hole in photography. :) This is a very fulfilling learning especially that food is one of the best things to be photographed these days.

6:22 PM, January 04, 2012 Reply  

I certainly agree on some informative idea that you have tackle down on this post. Thanks a ,lot for sharing this here.

10:32 PM, January 04, 2012 Reply  

Thanks for sharing wonderful tips. Nice Collection of Pictures and Information about Food Photography. Really Useful for all Internet users.

11:56 PM, January 04, 2012 Reply  

Wow very nice!

3:19 AM, January 05, 2012 Reply  

Lovely pics!!! Thanks

10:48 PM, January 05, 2012 Reply  

wow......amazing picture...i like it

11:01 PM, January 05, 2012 Reply  

Very yummy i see and i feel i am hungry....
Thanks

8:03 AM, January 08, 2012 Reply  

You just have to focus in one brand so you can maximize it or if ever you want to upgrade your camera it is easier for you to use the function because your familiar with the brand. By the way, nice shots.

2:27 PM, January 08, 2012 Reply  

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2:31 PM, January 08, 2012 Reply  

I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

2:33 PM, January 08, 2012 Reply  

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5:46 PM, January 08, 2012 Reply  

Thank you all for the kind words. Please do not be offended for my lack of responses--I am brand new to blogging and still figuring things out.

In fact, this isn't just my first guest posting, but my first blog posting in any form. On that note, I should take a moment and thank Amber for taking my copy and photos and turning them into a visually wonderful article.

Please stay tuned as I am diligently working on a new post for January. Even though it's too late for you branded items, I will try to work in the herb salad.

5:55 PM, January 08, 2012 Reply  

@Muffinella CupcakesNo worries! And thank you for giving me an idea for a future post.

6:45 PM, January 08, 2012 Reply  

@Lee@Spinwave Thanks, I am happy to have you as a contributor.


Lee, you really should be proud of yourself - kudos on your 1st blog post, ever, you really connected with the audience!

12:39 PM, January 09, 2012 Reply  

Nice Collection of Pictures and Information about Food Photography.

Soy
12:27 AM, January 10, 2012 Reply  

I'm a beginner on being a photograpgher and have a D90 but I hope I can maximize it's potential. Thanks for this one.

5:14 AM, January 10, 2012 Reply  

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11:43 PM, January 10, 2012 Reply  

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7:04 AM, January 11, 2012 Reply  

Great photographs of best things really i feel yummy just looking at it.

8:33 PM, January 11, 2012 Reply  

Finally, I have found food photography tips..

1:09 AM, January 12, 2012 Reply  

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7:51 PM, January 12, 2012 Reply  

Wow! I must say I am a fan of your beautiful dish decor'! Great texture!

11:25 PM, January 12, 2012 Reply  

Wow! Its a mouth watering Dish! Good photography! Looking forward to see some more photography from you.

11:42 PM, January 12, 2012 Reply  

Great information,,,Thanks for sharing it.

1:07 AM, January 13, 2012 Reply  

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1:10 AM, January 13, 2012 Reply  

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1:19 AM, January 13, 2012 Reply  

I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post

1:23 AM, January 13, 2012 Reply  

Very Cool Post and pictures of all these lovely dishes.

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1:27 AM, January 13, 2012 Reply  

Really a great photoblog. I love these photos:) My friend referred it to me. Looks like everyone knows about it, just I didn't...until now. Waiting new photos;)

1:50 AM, January 13, 2012 Reply  

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(roughly translated: @quang cao den led, Thank you for the compliment for @Lee - Looking, really good eye.)

6:12 PM, January 13, 2012 Reply  

I am really interested in your works, Thank for sharing.

2:09 AM, January 14, 2012 Reply  

Wow! I love photography and I love food, too! Perfect combination, it is. You've got really amazing skills, great job on the reflector and texture.

2:19 AM, January 14, 2012 Reply  

I like photography. But your photograph is great from me because we are always try to choice fresh food.

6:13 AM, January 16, 2012 Reply  

hello every one

9:55 AM, January 16, 2012 Reply  

I am interested to activity related to photoghraphy... Nice article dude...

1:55 AM, January 17, 2012 Reply  

Awesome theme & nice dishes picture. You've got really amazing skills, great job on the reflector and textur

6:48 AM, January 17, 2012 Reply  

Great site. I do love the pictures,...and this one about creating texture really does come out in the pic.

9:01 PM, January 17, 2012 Reply  

I Really appreciate the work Keep it up…

11:54 PM, January 17, 2012 Reply  

OMG. These photos are genius. I like how you discussed the illusion of depth. Nice pic ;)

1:32 PM, January 18, 2012 Reply  

I like photography. Thank for sharing.

11:20 PM, January 18, 2012 Reply  

Without any doubt these photos look great. So, well done Lee. You have done a great job. I have a collection of photos in my website also. But I am not quite sure if you will like my photos or not. You can see all my photos on my Website:Wedding DJ

I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

7:31 AM, January 19, 2012 Reply  

Quite a different article. I love your little text labels pointing to the cocktail glass.

12:47 AM, January 20, 2012 Reply  

Paying attention to your astounding post, I locate it is of the extraordinary experience and appropriate suggestions.

6:47 AM, January 20, 2012 Reply  

Thanks for the great information.By the way your images are too good

9:48 PM, January 22, 2012 Reply  

I got too much hungry seeing your food photo. I like your post.

2:15 AM, January 23, 2012 Reply  

Wow! I really like images and I really like meals, too! Ideal connection, it is. You've got really awesome practical knowledge, amazing job on the reflector and outside.


I really like your website, allowing so many sound advice especially since I use term media and the plug-in area of your website is excellent. some of the guidelines i get here I can not find anywhere else. Thanks

8:55 AM, January 24, 2012 Reply  

Hi
I am not a regular reader of your blog but I really liked your post and bookmarked your blog for more good post.

1:36 AM, January 25, 2012 Reply  

Interesting article. Nice to see in depth the technicality behind these promotional shots. I heard that some food photographers use cigarette smoke to create the illusion of steam. Seems so strange to attach that smell to those glossy shots.

7:49 PM, January 25, 2012 Reply  

You did capture the loveliness of the food in the finished photograph. Thumbs up to your artful work!

9:04 PM, January 25, 2012 Reply  

You really did an amazing job especially with the illusion depth, Lee! Man, you've got skills. I love the pictures and you sure know your way on how to make the food look more appetizing.

12:15 AM, January 26, 2012 Reply  

I really liked the article, and the very cool blog i find your site in google i subscribe to your feeds you are awesome

11:02 PM, January 26, 2012 Reply  

Thanks for some wonderful suggestions Lee.I always want to make the picture so very impressive that it depict the essence of real taste to the beholders.I am very sure these tips will help me.

11:14 PM, January 26, 2012 Reply  

looks so delicious, i want to try it. inspire me to creat something new food

2:21 AM, January 27, 2012 Reply  

I have want to eat this items.

4:34 AM, January 27, 2012 Reply  

nice post and share good information

4:06 PM, January 27, 2012 Reply  

It look fantastic ! Thanks for your sharing ....

10:10 PM, January 27, 2012 Reply  

Awesome photography.. and the details whatever you have given like black holes and flat texture is in very deep.. Its great..

3:13 AM, January 28, 2012 Reply  

Very nice post!

7:37 AM, January 28, 2012 Reply  

This is a very informative article.I was looking for these things and here I found it. I am doing a project and this information is very useful me. I always try to find information and hopefully I found more about what I am looking for.
Thanks

12:48 PM, January 28, 2012 Reply  

Great tips and thank you for including the photographs of not only the actual food you were using but the ones illustrating exactly what angle and props were used to get the photos.

3:59 PM, January 28, 2012 Reply  

No wonder foods look amazingly ravishing, Lee. Its because of skilled photographers like you! I am not a big fan of vegetables but looking at this one makes me wanna eat them right now. I hope you can capture some desserts next time.

12:44 AM, January 30, 2012 Reply  

Nice good tips on making a shot for food! This would be helpful for those business owners who have to assemble their menu list. Or promote a new product.

6:27 AM, January 30, 2012 Reply  

I knew that the light is very important, but so far I didn't use foam-core reflectors. The final picture looks very delicious. How many pictures you made in total ?

7:49 PM, February 04, 2012 Reply  

Don't you think 2000 is pretty high for your ISO? Also, 40 shutter speed is kind of slow. Better to have used a tripod I think. The settings show that the room wasn't well lit. Maybe adding a flash with a diffuser could have been a good choice to lower the ISO and increase the shutter speed.

5:21 AM, February 06, 2012 Reply  

Nice post...........

3:40 AM, February 09, 2012 Reply  

how to become a photographer like this.. What a nice photo.. Nice Post! Keep it up!

3:37 AM, February 13, 2012 Reply  

It's not clear in the photos if you are using a tripod or not. I presume you are? Which make/model do you recommend?

6:16 PM, February 14, 2012 Reply  

most photos of food make it look plastic and shiny kind of like wax fruit, did not know it was so complicated, I will have to look more closely at food shots.

9:17 PM, February 14, 2012 Reply  

I would like to share my experience with Toma about the use of foam cor reflectors. These change the entire look of product that is photographed by optimising the light levet on various parts. I have used these reflectors for www.brigade-electronics.com.

1:58 AM, February 15, 2012 Reply  

This looks absolutely perfect. All these tiny details are made with lot of background knowledge. I like it a lot.

11:50 PM, February 16, 2012 Reply  

Photography work is really amazing, Very Nice Post!

8:34 AM, February 18, 2012 Reply  

Hello lee,your food photography posting are very nice. I will try to this item on my restaurant. Actually real good tips. Thanks for sharing.

2:50 PM, February 20, 2012 Reply  

This is great information! Making food look wholesome in print is definitely an art. I will have to check out Michael's to see about getting some supplies if I decide to take some food portraits.

12:52 AM, February 21, 2012 Reply  

My sister likes to cook and I like to take the pictures of her food, because it always looks tasty to me. The problem is on the pics I took, it didnt so delicious anymore. I didnt care about the black holes, but after reading this I know now that I have to pay attention on it.

5:38 PM, February 21, 2012 Reply  

This is luscious! A great looking food will always mean delicious, but it is never that all the time. Prestige also brings more people to taste foods as these.

11:39 PM, February 23, 2012 Reply  

what a nice dessert you have there..nice photos on this blog..

9:51 PM, February 26, 2012 Reply  

I never realized that black spots can actually make a delicious picture look less attractive. This is a very helpful info.

12:31 AM, February 27, 2012 Reply  

nice.........................................................................

5:31 AM, February 28, 2012 Reply  

Great stills. I love them and they are mouthwatering too. Thank you.

12:30 AM, March 01, 2012 Reply  

Hey Lee.....first congrtas you put yours post in very great blog..
& lee about your photography its amazing.....no words for this pic what you clicked..............i think you are great photography...........

7:43 AM, March 01, 2012 Reply  

Very nice photo"s Lee. I am a retired chef and appreciate the talent that photographers have doing these food photo shoots. I had many done when I was creating menus.

11:03 PM, March 04, 2012 Reply  

This is the first time I have come across your post and I was amazed to see someone putting in so much efforts and skills into food photography. I mean we as humans are just bothered about how the food tastes and not if there are any black holes in the cup or plate. You are doing some very skilful work for those who love to present their food in a beautiful and perfect way.

11:44 PM, March 05, 2012 Reply  

I never even though that taking a picture needed so much meticulous detail, thanks for the very informative article, being a beginner at photography it helped out a lot, thanks. :)

4:00 PM, March 06, 2012 Reply  

I have always been curious on the photos take in the food magazines that I subscribe to. This has given me great insight. Thanks!

1:09 AM, March 12, 2012 Reply  

Fantastic, nice post!

Jim
10:32 AM, March 12, 2012 Reply  

Thanks! Your black hole theory is awesome, this is a great way to remind myself how to take great food shots...just fill in the black hole...

2:41 AM, March 18, 2012 Reply  

These are great tips for taking pictures of food. I always wondered why my pictures of things that I cooked at home just didnt have that WOW factor.

3:45 AM, March 19, 2012 Reply  

that's what i call FOOD!!! nice pictures.

9:01 PM, March 21, 2012 Reply  

Foam core reflectors! What a nice idea it is. It helps every photographer and even chefs also. Nice post.

8:56 AM, March 22, 2012 Reply  

I love this kind of art...It makes me fell hungry..:)

5:23 AM, March 23, 2012 Reply  

Hi Lee, I think you're really such a great photographer! The pictures you posted were mouth watering! =) Great tips for photography enthusiasts!

9:47 AM, March 27, 2012 Reply  

Hi there! I simply want to give an enormous thumbs up for your post. I will be coming again to your weblog for more soon.

12:50 PM, March 27, 2012 Reply  

Love the food photography. I'm guessing you used natural lighting?

4:33 AM, March 28, 2012 Reply  

Must say your posts are unique and outta this world. Cheers!

3:57 AM, March 29, 2012 Reply  

I am an amateur photographer, therefore I enjoy these kind of tutorials. I also need to make a few photos with food for an online project, therefore I will use your tips to improve my skills.

3:10 AM, April 02, 2012 Reply  

Since it has different vegetables and fruits, it can show different colors. That would showcase a very attractive and mouthwatering salad. Thanks for giving a tip, I could use it for Christmas, with the food prepared on the table.

9:36 PM, April 02, 2012 Reply  

Foam core reflectors are always a nice choice. Nice pictures and post.

1:26 AM, April 09, 2012 Reply  

Culinary photography is an art, and it's really important in the gastronomy industry. Because we eat with our eyes in the first place, then we taste the actual food. And in blogs, a perfect image is mandatory. I like how you explained this thing, and how you've managed to correct the black holes:)

2:15 PM, April 10, 2012 Reply  

I'm always struck when I see techniques like this, how back in the day they had to do all this with lighting or manually touching up the actual photograph after it was developed. Can you imagine doing that?

Actually makes me wonder if it would even be possible to do with the physical lighting in the space itself...

6:17 AM, April 11, 2012 Reply  

I would say, that's delicious and the way it is made ready for the serving is highly sophisticated by an experienced chef.. I am loving it!

10:30 AM, April 12, 2012 Reply  

Wow Lee, that looks so good! It's awesome how you do that great job!

2:12 AM, April 14, 2012 Reply  

So you mean I can edit the shadow in the picture that I've taken. I haven't tried Photoshop actually so I guess it's high time to try it. This is a nice pass time.

10:06 PM, April 17, 2012 Reply  

The picture is beautiful, you capture great photos.

3:04 PM, April 21, 2012 Reply  

Thanks for the marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you are a great

2:57 AM, April 22, 2012 Reply  

Great article, thanks for sharing. I remember some time ago I was surfing flickr for food photos as I am an amateur photographer (got an old Canon). So I remember this girl who also called herself an amateur photographer, but dare I say she was a real pro. She had there food photos and one especially, a photo of spaggeti and ketchup on plate with beans was fantastic. Since then I was trying to shoot food too but I failed all the time. So thanks for this post, I'll try to work on it.

9:45 AM, April 22, 2012 Reply  

I knew that the light is very important, but so far I didn't use foam-core reflectors. The final picture looks very delicious. How many pictures you made in total ?
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5:20 AM, April 23, 2012 Reply  

Wow, a very informative post and well illustrated. I keep on searching on the web about tips on taking pictures but I can't find a good article. Good thing I get in to this site. I'm looking forward to read more about taking pictures. Next model please, seafoods! :)

1:20 AM, April 24, 2012 Reply  

i really like it love to bookmarked.

5:37 AM, April 24, 2012 Reply  

Hello Lee, I think you've got some great tips for photographing food. People don't realise how tricky it can be to capture the right angles and colours of food, but with your simple tutorial it shows that it's achievable. Well done!

1:11 PM, April 24, 2012 Reply  

I'm eager to eat these fruits,when i see this photos.this photography's are very cute

9:07 PM, April 24, 2012 Reply  

Thanks for the tips and these pics are really awesome

11:23 AM, April 25, 2012 Reply  

Wery nice Photo..) lee)

11:37 AM, April 25, 2012 Reply  

Miam. Thank you for explanation. On top of that, the photograph is very well taken with the angle of view. Nice job.

11:04 PM, April 25, 2012 Reply  

I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. Now you make it easy for me to understand and implement the concept. Thank you for this post. Keep it up.
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4:03 AM, April 26, 2012 Reply  

Yumiii..........i would like to have this.
Nice photgraphy

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